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Pride of the Luftwaffe GB

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  • Member since
    April, 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Monday, November 19, 2018 11:37 PM

Thanks for the kind words guys.

Zvezda, good to see all my exhaustive research (!) on likely sponsors has not gone unnoticed...

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, November 16, 2018 8:33 AM

I love the Jager theme!  Extremely unique and well executed idea!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

  • Member since
    January, 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Friday, November 16, 2018 4:12 AM

Lostagain: The idea, execution and final result are all absolutely marvelous!!! Both for the Focke-Wulf and the beetle. Awesome glossy finishing! Many cheers and Jagermeisster shots for you Beer.

It is also quite possible that this butcher bird wore ball bearings or shock absorbers from ‘Sachs’ (then based in Schweinfurt), ‘Bosch’ ignition or fuel pump and was maintained with the aid of ‘Bilstein’ jacks, so the sponsor labels have a degree of historical accuracy Smile

Blkhwkmatt: very nice preshading and painting. Also, this kit seems really good, I think I will get myself a Bf-109 model from Eduard sometime.

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    April, 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, November 06, 2018 2:05 AM

Nice work Matt, despite the tip issues you are showing great control with the preshading. Really like the control on the mottling coming down the side of the fuselage. looking forward to seeing it with the markings on.

Had some time to take some better photos today, but the weather wasn't that great - it was bucketing down - so I had to take the photos inside.

Didn't start well, I opened up the display case to find this:

Got that fixed and started taking photos.

Hey Rooster, thanks so much for hosting this GB, you gave me the chance to do a build that has been in the back of my mind for a few years since I did a Mustang racer.

There have been a lot of great kits come out of this GB it has been a lot of fun and very informative watching them all develop. Great work everyone!

Piers

 

 

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Posted by rooster513 on Thursday, November 01, 2018 8:50 AM

Matt that looks really good! I really like the Mission Models paints as well...they do go down really nice.

-Andy

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Posted by blkhwkmatt on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 11:26 PM

Gentlemen,

Here are some more pictures of the Eduard 109G-6 that I have been working on.  There has been a lot done since I last updated you all.  I have completed the build, primed and painted and have begun to work on a base for the kit.  All in all it is a good kit, I think that the errors are mostly of my own creation.  I used mission model paints for the first time, and found them to be very easy to use, but I still suffered from the typical arcylic tip dry issues.

Here are the photos:

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I will post pictures of the completed project in the next few days.

 

Thanks for an awesome group build!

<Matt

 

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur!!! - Anything said in Latin sounds profound!

 

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    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 12:15 PM

Hey LA, as said, that build is a real eye catcher.  Hats off for a unique scheme that came off fantastically!!  Bow Down

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 9:26 AM

LA, that is one B**A** looking build. I love the racer look. I know I have never seen one done like that. Super cool stuff. You may have some errors, we all do, but that looks stunning. Well done, Sir!!!   Bow Down

BK

On the bench: 1/48 Kinetics E-2C Hawkeye

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: 1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

 

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Posted by rooster513 on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 9:18 AM

lost I really like that...it's a real eye catcher! From here that paint job looks great! Thanks for taking part in the GB.

-Andy

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    April, 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 7:43 AM

Nice montage shot of a great model Zvezda.

Rooster, just to show I made the finish line on time, here are a couple of shots of my finished FW 190 Jager, with its acompanying Beetle.

I will take some proper shots on the weekend to put up the front.

I still had issues with gloss paints not going solid, even after leaving them for up to a week. This has meant there are a number of finger prints marring what was otherwise a good finish, but I had to pick it up at some point. Trying to use cotton or nitrile gloves leaves an imprint too.

Decals were from Studio 27, and were well printed, the white was very opaque, but as soon as they went down they stuck hard, which led to a couple of bad words...

 

 

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Posted by rooster513 on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 7:05 AM

Sorry for the late response Zvzeda. I got you added to the front page. I really like that collage. I'd definitely like to do another one of these. I was thinking it could be a series of sorts where a different Luftwaffe aircraft is showcased. Maybe the Stuka will be next...

-Andy

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    January, 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 2:38 PM

Thanks for the kind comments guys.

LA: a big cup of Jack D... eeeh, coffee and Motorhead's discography playing overnight can work miraclesSmile

Rooster, you have properly listed me, only you used my name (Kostas) instead of nickname. Kit is Eduard 1/48 FW-190 A-8 (Weekend Ed.)

If you dont mind, please use this photo as a front page (a small collage)

Again great many thanx for this awesome GB. It should definitelly have a sequel (Pride of the LWFE reloaded, maybe with participants building pairs, one Messer and one Butcher bird each)

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    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Monday, October 22, 2018 12:31 PM

Zvezda - I don't see any problems from where I'm sitting. The decals and paint look top notch! Really great build and thanks for taking part in the GB!

P.S. Can you give me the info on that kit again. I seemed to have missed adding you to the front page. Sorry about that.

-Andy

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Sunday, October 21, 2018 10:16 AM

BrandonK

Zevezda, that 190 is very good. Don't sell yourself short, you did a fantastic job on that. It is an impressive build. Well done!!

BK

 

Ditto  That 190 came out excellent!!

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, October 20, 2018 7:05 PM

Zevezda, that 190 is very good. Don't sell yourself short, you did a fantastic job on that. It is an impressive build. Well done!!

BK

On the bench: 1/48 Kinetics E-2C Hawkeye

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: 1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

 

  • Member since
    April, 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Saturday, October 20, 2018 6:30 PM

Hey Brandon, that is a great result on the 152, such a great finish on a difficult scheme. Super impressive control on the slashes across the standard camo.

Zvezda, first, how do you stay up to 6 in the morning? To maintain concentration through the night is a feat in itself!

The 190 looks fantastic, nice muted colours, good exhaust staining and cool mottling. The wire supports for the rockets were well worth the effort. The model has come up really well.

My painting has continued, a second coat has gone on to deepen the colour. I am happy with my mix for the Jager orange - it looks a touch lighter in real life.

The gloss surface should be good for the decals

Here is a look at the Beetle, trying to show the tape marks on the orange engine hood. BTW, this is the same orange as above, different camera settings makes it look much lighter.

Decals next!

  • Member since
    January, 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Saturday, October 20, 2018 2:23 AM

After a long session up until 6 in the morning, this build is proclaimed finished. I admit this kit was tough, there were no easy phases during construction (for my skill level at least). The result has several blemishes which I had not time or courage to correct, but the overall experience was challenging and most of all, FUN.

Many thanks to all fellow builders for the eye candy and inspiration and a special big thank you to our Gruppenkommandeur and host, Rooster. Here are some photos of the finished kit. 

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  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Saturday, October 20, 2018 1:54 AM

Brandon the kit is absolutely marvelous! This is airbrushing mastery! Bow Down

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Posted by rooster513 on Friday, October 19, 2018 6:38 AM

BrandonK

Rooster, I want to send out a special thank you for hosting this GB. It was a true pleasure to be riding along with so many great builders. 

 

Thanks again,

BK

 

My pleasure BK. Thanks for taking part in it. You've got a real showpiece to add to your collection there. You pulled off that paint scheme wonderfully! Thanks again!

-Andy

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, October 18, 2018 4:56 PM

Rooster, I want to send out a special thank you for hosting this GB. It was a true pleasure to be riding along with so many great builders. 

 

Thanks again,

BK

On the bench: 1/48 Kinetics E-2C Hawkeye

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: 1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

 

  • Member since
    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, October 18, 2018 4:55 PM

Okay, gents and ladies, I am calling this one complete. What a wonderful kit and so easy to build. The painting may put you in therapy, but it's worth it. After all the fuss I am pleased with the results.

I want to thank everyone for coming along with me on this one, it was fun. I appreciate the opportunity to be welcomed in this GB.

Thanks for looking and commenting.

BK

On the bench: 1/48 Kinetics E-2C Hawkeye

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: 1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

 

  • Member since
    January, 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Thursday, October 18, 2018 5:57 AM

Some brief update on the butcher bird. Decals, gloss/flat clear coats, landing gears & wheels, engine cooling fan, propeller & hub, 500kg bomb & rack, were completed. Didn't have time to take proper WIP photos, will post some tomorrow.

From the start I wanted to use the BR21 rockets. There was no way I could properly cement and align the provided plastic mounting struts and place them on the corresponding holes of the wings, so I resorted to these  electrical resistance sets. Their wires are neither too soft nor too hard so it allows a degree of flexing and adjustmnent.

I replaced each plastic strut with an equal lenght's wire strut. Next they will be painted  RLM76.

The whole procedure took approximatelly 3 hours (I am slow Embarrassed).

 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 7:57 AM

Been a while since i checked in here, some lovely work you guys are doing.

Dwayne, really nice job on White 12. I think i am planning the same scheme for that kit in the future, hope mine looks like that when done.

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    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 7:43 AM

Thank you, gentlemen, for the very kind words.  I will say that the Eduard canopy mask was worth every penny! 

LA - Loving the colors.  I have not tried for a smooth gloss on any of my kits yet, so not sure what to suggest.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

  • Member since
    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 6:26 AM

lost - This is going to be a very interesting scheme. I'm really looking forward to seeing more!

-Andy

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    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 6:25 AM

That came out really nice D! Got your completed build added to the front page. Thanks for a great addition to the GB!

-Andy

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, October 15, 2018 9:53 AM

Dwayne, well done, Sir! That came our superb. It looks like a larger scale than it is. How some of you guys make those 72nd kits look so good amazes me.

LA. I am truly intrigued in the scheme you have going on there. I can't recall ever seeing colors like that. Looks great in the photos, I can't see any issues.

BK

On the bench: 1/48 Kinetics E-2C Hawkeye

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: 1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

 

  • Member since
    January, 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Monday, October 15, 2018 9:41 AM

Dwayne: Excellent result, I love it

LA: I often stick and remove the tapes several times on a clean surface, to weaken their adhesive capacity. Where is the damage exactly (it is not clearly shown in the photo)?

  • Member since
    April, 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Monday, October 15, 2018 6:32 AM

Dwayne, the 109 looks great. Certainly got a great result with a tiny kit, could not believe it is 1/72. Nice level of weathering and very fine framing on the cockpit.

Zvezda, I like the mottle effect you have got going there. Great finishing on your 190, looking forward to the weathering stages.

Brandon, super work with a difficult scheme. The squiggles have come up so well. Hope the migraine stays well away.

I have been getting some more colour down. I got the first colour coat onto the 190, but it is not intense enough and definitely not glossy enough. I will have to sand it down a bit and recoat with a thinner coat.

On the Beetle, the green coat went on nicely, but when I took the tamiya tape off the orange, it has attacked the paintwork and I am not sure how to proceed. I left the orange to dry for six days before putting the tape on too. You can see it in the top photo, very frustrating.

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